The social work profession embodies and enacts the highest and most humane of all ideals: the promotion of human compassion and advancement of social justice, especially in partnership with and on behalf of those most marginalized and vulnerable. It is driven by powerful intentions, a human touch, and is rooted in theory, knowledge, experience, data, and evidence.
At NYU Silver, we uphold and promote the core values enumerated in the National Association of Social Workers code of ethics: service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. We intensively educate our students, nurturing in them rigorous professionalism and imparting skills that equip them to promote deeper growth for those they serve, and to spark authentic, enduring change in our complex world.
Advocating for communities adversely affected by the criminal legal system
Helping Holocaust survivors live with the comfort and dignity they deserve
Translating bedside need into innovation for pediatric cancer patients and their families
Empowering immigrant families to change the trajectory of their children’s lives
Promoting productive aging and interventions to dismantle ageism and other forms of prejudice
Transforming resilience through the power of storytelling in pediatric palliative care
Helping young adults with behavioral health challenges navigate a new path to independence
Advancing clinical practice with fathers
Supporting diverse families through perinatal loss